Those of you who have followed this road trip will recall the dreadful time we had in Croatia being ripped off everywhere and spoken to in a less than friendly manner…….Well we have got to the source of the problem, whilst talking to Ian yesterday he recalled a blog that both of us had read last year by a chap on ADV website by Andrew (Spitfiretripple) he had to remove an Albanian flagged T-shirt.

The Balkans is an area of interrivalry and Nationalism, just look at the past three hundred years of History, our problem was Linda’s red Diesel shirt, she was wearing it through Croatia and it very closly resembles the Albanian flag, and from a distance looks exactly the same, the Albanians and Croatians do not get along.



The Albanian flag is red background with a black Eagle, personally I don’t care much for either Nationalism or Racism, but at least we understand why we were disliked !!


~ by travelswithmymotorbike on May 17, 2009.

10 Responses to “OOPS ! – THE PROBLEM IN CROATIA WAS…..”

  1. Hah!
    I’m guessing it might have been my blog that you remembered? I’m not sure of the etiquette of posting links on other people’s blogs but we’ve bounced ADVrider posts a few times in the past so I hope you won’t mind…

    • Hi Andy,

      Yes it was your blog we remembered, I will go back to my post and reflect that…link away, no worries mate…

  2. So Dave, are you safe wearing your Union Jack socks in Scotland??

    • Hi Nikos,

      Lol..So far, the Union jack socks have gone but they cant see my Union Jack underwear, I like to be close to the Queen lol…

  3. Dave&Linda: sorry, I’ve been away for a few days. we had a long holiday weekend here. I’ve been getting caught up on your trip. sorry about the bank card/lack of cash issues, but you made it. I will have to remember about the RED shirt if I every go to Croatia. I don’t know if I could learn to drive on the left side of the road.

    and send picture of Union Jack underwear (LOL)

    • Hi Bob,

      Yeah…the “Left thing” really messes with your head, I have to concentrate so much every morning when we first set off, after ten minutes or so you get used to it!!

  4. We did not have a flagged t-shirt on when we were ripped off there Dave, ıts good of you to make excuses for them, but they are the way they are….thieves !!

  5. It’s sounds a little like strapping 30 rashers of bacon to your back and walking around Iran !!

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